Janesville, WI (June 23, 2023) – On Thursday morning, June 22, a man was killed in a fatal motorcycle accident that took place in Janesville involving one other vehicle.
According to Rock County officials, the accident happened around 4:30 a.m. on West Highway 11 near the area of North Pahl Road. Police confirmed that a 2017 Kia SUV was traveling east in the area when the driver suddenly veered into the other lane of traffic due to reasons that are not yet known. This caused the driver to strike a motorcycle, leading to extensive damage.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders in Janesville were dispatched to the scene to assist those in need. The motorcyclist, identified as a 53-year-old man, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries. The driver of the SUV, who has been identified as a 47-year-old, was injured and taken to Mercy Hospital but was quickly released.
Police confirmed that the driver who went into the other lane of traffic was intoxicated at the time of the crash. He has since been booked on charges of homicide by vehicle, OWI, and more.
The roadway was blocked for several hours after the collision. Police fully cleared the scene by 8:30 a.m.
No further details have been released at this time, but the investigation into the collision continues.
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Wisconsin
Motorcyclists are some of the most at-risk parties on our roads in the state of Wisconsin. This is due to the fact that, when involved in an accident with a larger vehicle, a motorcycle accident can lead to severe damages and even fatalities. Between the years 2014 and 2018 in Wisconsin, it was reported that an average of 2,149 motorcycle accidents took place every year, with handfuls of lives being taken. Especially when an intoxicated driver is responsible for the loss of your loved one, you may be feeling helpless and alone. Families have options and should speak with an attorney in their time of need.
If you believe that a loved one has been taken from you prematurely in a fatal accident, you should know that you have options for recovery. It is true that there is no amount of money that can bring back a loved one whose life has been taken from you in an accident. As you grieve, our attorneys will help you move forward financially so that you have some stability in your life. There are many parties who can be successful in the midst of a wrongful death claim, such as the following:
- Parents of the deceased
- Children of the deceased
- Spouse of the deceased
You should speak with a Janesville motorcycle accident attorney who has your best interests in mind after a fatal collision.
Our skilled and compassionate attorneys at Zerbst & Kluck, S.C. are here to assist you after your life has been turned upside-down following a fatal motorcycle accident. We offer our support and guidance to you every step of the way as you navigate the complex legal system. You should never have to face the aftermath of a fatal collision on your own, especially when you are feeling desperate and alone. Please do not hesitate to contact a motorcycle accident attorney in Janesville at (608) 471-5365 to find out how we can assist you every step of the way.
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